By (author) Sir J. M. Barrie
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. ‘Second to the right …and then straight on till morning!’ Desperate to hear bed-time stories, Peter Pan waits outside the nursery window of Wendy, John and Michael Darling. When Peter asks Wendy to fly with him to Neverland, the Darling children are whisked away to a world of adventure – of daring fairies, wondrous mermaids and The Lost Boys.But there is danger in Neverland too: the villainous Captain Hook is out for revenge and will stop at nothing to take it. Poignant and unforgettable, J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is one of the greatest works of children’s literature of the last century. Its imaginative scope, tender humour and vivid characters will enchant adults and children alike. Published in association with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Sir J. M. Barrie
James Matthew Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland in 1860. He originally wrote ‘Peter Pan’ as a play and its first performance in 1904 was a hit. Barrie then adapted the play into the 1911 novel ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’. He was made a baronet in 1913 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1922. J. M. Barrie died in 1937.